2018 Aston Martin DB11 officially loses its roof

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Aston Martin DB11 VolanteHandout, Aston Martin Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Aston Martin DB11 VolanteHandout, Aston Martin Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Aston Martin DB11 VolanteHandout, Aston Martin Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Aston Martin DB11 VolanteHandout, Aston Martin Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Aston Martin DB11 VolanteHandout, Aston Martin Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Aston Martin DB11 VolanteHandout, Aston Martin Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Aston Martin DB11 VolanteHandout, Aston Martin Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Aston Martin DB11 VolanteHandout, Aston Martin Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Aston Martin DB11 VolanteHandout, Aston Martin Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Aston Martin DB11 VolanteHandout, Aston Martin Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Aston Martin DB11 VolanteHandout, Aston Martin Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Aston Martin DB11 VolanteHandout, Aston Martin Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next › advertisement The DB11 Volante will start at $254,000 and will be in dealerships in the spring of 2018. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever The name means “flying” in Italian, as in, one presumes, the sense of flying one imagines happening in a high-speed convertible. Indeed, that’s why every convertible in Aston Martin’s lineup since the 1965 Short Wheelbase ragtop has been called Volante and why this latest DB11, even with its engine outsourced — and, for the first time, turbocharged — is still called, well, a Volante. All that preamble is by way of saying that the latest Volante, the DB11 is not only gorgeous, but also fast as all get out.As for the first point, Andy Palmer, Aston Martin’s president and CEO, says simply, “for many of our customers, indeed many generations of Aston Martin customer, the Volante has always offered something very special: A unique combination of elegant style, innate sporting ability and sensory engagement that lifts it above other open-top cars.”The second point is much simpler. The 4.0-litre V8 housed under that long and low hood is built by AMG — yes, the tuning house of Mercedes-Benz fame — and sports twin turbochargers and 503 horsepower. Acceleration from this most handsome of convertibles is said to be 4.1 seconds from rest to 100 km/h and but 8.8 seconds to 100 miles per hour. Hold the throttle wide open long enough — preferably with the soft top up — and 300 km/h will show up on the speedometer. center_img RELATED TAGSAston MartinDB11ConvertibleGasLuxuryPerformanceLifestyleSupercarsLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesPeopleSupercarsAndy PalmerAston Martin Lagonda Ltd.BMW AGCars and Car DesignConvertiblesCulture and LifestyleDB11 VolantegasolineJames BondMercedes-Benz International Inc.Sports Cars Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada Speaking of the soft top, it can be lowered in just 14 seconds — all done remotely, if you want, through the key fob — and raised in 16. Dropping roof can even be accomplished when moving, at least if you’re doing less than 50 km/h. Whatever the case, the most important thing about Aston’s convertible is that it looks like sex on wheels, at once traditionally organic with iconic GT curves but then laced with modernities like LED lighting and ‘phat’ 20-inch wheels.The interior is what impresses most, however, Aston finally moving from traditional English interiors to the thoroughly modern European influenced cabin of the DB11. Not quite as harshly Spartan as a Mercedes or BMW, the 2018 DB11 Volante nonetheless stands out for the shape and design of its seats, the new centre dashboard and the digital influence in the gauge set, all married, thankfully, to the warmth of leather and wood one expects from an English luxury convertible. And, shades of modernity, there even ISOFIX rear seat attachment points in the rear buckets. James Bond, one presumes, must be getting ready to start a family. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? 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Tomas Growing Stronger Heading Past JA’s East Coast

first_imgRelatedTomas Growing Stronger Heading Past JA’s East Coast FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Meteorological Service reported at 8 p.m. Thursday that Tropical Storm Tomas seemed to be getting better organised, as it moved towards the east coast of Jamaica.National Hurricane Center imagery.Bulletin # 27 from the Service said that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 95 km/h (60 mph.The full text of Bulletin # 27 read:“A TROPICAL STORM WARNING remains in effect as Tomas seems to be getting better organized while moving towards eastern Jamaica. This means that tropical storm conditions, including possible sustained wind speeds of 34-63 knots or 63-117 km/h (39-73 mph) are expected, in this case within 12-18 hours.“At 7 p.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Tomas was located near Latitude 16.9 degrees North, Longitude 75.9 degrees West; about 110 km (65 miles) south-southeast of Morant Point, Jamaica or 425 km (265 miles) west-southwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.“Tomas is moving towards the north-northeast near 13 km/h (8 mph) and a gradual turn towards the northeast, with an increase in forward speed, is expected over the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the centre of Tomas is, therefore, forecast to pass near to the east end of Jamaica tonight (Thursday), and continue towards western Haiti and eastern Cuba by early Friday.“Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 95 km/h (60 mph), with higher gusts. Further strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Tomas could become a hurricane early tomorrow. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 195 km (120 miles), mainly northeast through southeast of the centre and eastern parishes are likely to be impacted later tonight.“Moderate showers associated with Tomas continue to affect sections of St. Mary, Portland and St. Thomas and flash-flooding is possible in flood-prone areas of mainly eastern parishes tonight as Tomas makes its way past Jamaica. Above-average wave heights are also be expected over coastal areas of northeastern parishes.Small craft operators, including fishers from the cays and banks, are reminded to remain in safe harbour until all warning messages have been lifted and wind and sea conditions have returned to normal.The Meteorological Service continues to monitor the progress of this system, and all interests should pay special attention to further releases.” RelatedTomas Growing Stronger Heading Past JA’s East Coast RelatedTomas Growing Stronger Heading Past JA’s East Coastcenter_img Tomas Growing Stronger Heading Past JA’s East Coast Office of the Prime MinisterNovember 4, 2010 Advertisementslast_img read more

Women’s EHF EURO 2018 starts on November 29 – 100.000 tickets already sold

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsAfter the men’s handball World Championship in 2017 and important events like the Ryder Cup or the Davis Cup, France will host at the end of the year, from 29 Novembre to 16 December, another sporting event : EHF EURO 2018, the first ever organized in France. An event that the defending World Champions, Olympic Vice-Champions and Bronze Medallists at the EURO 2016, have scored as a major issue before the Olympic Games in Tokyo. There is no doubt that after the success of the 2017 Men’s World Championship held in France, there will be plenty of people to bring France and the best European nations – many of them got international players in the French Championship – in the five host territories: Brest, Montbéliard, Nancy, Nantes and Paris. The WOmen’s EHF EURO 2018 will be held between November 29 and December 16 with the final weekend in Paris.Organizers expect that 165.000 tickets will be sold. The first 100.000 are already sold by the end of October. Tickets start from 5 EUR.Preliminary round groups:Group A (Nantes, Parc des Expositions) : Denmark, Serbia, Sweden, PolandGroup B (Nancy, Palais des Sports Jean Weille) : France, Montenegro, Russia, SloveniaGroup C (Montbéliard, L’Axone) : Hungary, Spain, Netherlands, CroatiaGroup D (Brest, Brest Arena) : Norway, Romania, Germany, Czech RepublicWebsite: https://tickets.fra2018.ehf-euro.com/ukTicketing: [email protected] for groups: [email protected] Danish ladies break Montenegrian dream about semi-final Related Items:Women’s EHF EURO 2018 1 Comment ShareTweetShareShareEmail Pingback: Women’s EHF EURO 2018 starts on November 29 – Comparama Dutch girls smashed by Norway – It will be exciting in Nancy Recommended for you French girls take European crown for the first time! 1 Comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Indiana State Police “Operation Highway Heat” results in many arrests

first_img Twitter Indiana State Police “Operation Highway Heat” results in many arrests Facebook Google+ IndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/ABC 57) Operation Highway Heat, an Indiana State Police initiative in north central Indiana, has resulted in the arrest of 109 people on 177 drug related charges.Operation Highway Heat is designed to help put an end to the flow of narcotics into Indiana. The object was for officers to enforce traffic laws and catch people who used the roadways in Indiana to transport and distribute illegal narcotics.U.S. 31 was chosen as a target road as it is heavily traveled and it goes right through the heart of northern Indiana. Officers want to warn that as the summer temperatures increase, their vigilance to keep drugs out of Hoosier homes will also increase.From June 25 through June 27, 109 arrests were made with 177 drug related charges. Seventeen of the charges were felonies. Drugs seized during the initiative are cocaine, LSD, methamphetamine, marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms, edible marijuana food, marijuana candy, MDMA, THC oil, prescription medications and also drug paraphernalia. All of the contraband was found during traffic stops.92 traffic tickets were written and 374 written warnings were issued. Officers also made two arrests involving impaired driving.The Indiana State police urges citizens to call local law enforcement with any information on the possession, distribution and selling of illegal drugs in Indiana. You can also contact the Indiana State Police Drug and Gang Hotline anonymously at 1-800-453-4756. Previous articleIndiana judge shot during fight 1 of 3 people facing chargesNext articleFather of Coloma toddler charged with her death Heather Starr Pinterest WhatsApp By Heather Starr – June 29, 2019 0 471 Twitter Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

No. 24 Truck Series team penalized post-Charlotte

first_imgNASCAR handed an L1-level penalty to the No. 24 Camping World Truck Series team of GMS Racing on Thursday for failing the post-race height requirements for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 on May 19 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.As a result of the infraction, the team loses 10 points in the driver and owner standings and crew chief Kevin Bellicourt is suspended for one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and fined $5,000.Justin Haley drove the No. 24 Chevrolet to a 17th-place finish at Charlotte, and Haley was in 18th place in the driver standings before the penalty. After the penalty, he dropped to 22nd place.last_img

Dahej LNG terminal receives cargo

first_imgPetronet’s Dahej LNG terminal on India’s west coast received a cargo of LNG onboard the 138,097 cbm Disha on Thursday from Qatar, according to shipping data. The LNG carrier departed from the Ras Laffan port on Monday and it is currently docked at the 10 mtpa Dahej terminal, the data shows.Toyo Engineering of Japan has earlier this year secured a contract from Petronet to boost the LNG receiving capacity of the Dahej terminal from 10 to 15 mtpa. LNG World News Staff, September 26, 2014; Image: Petronet LNGlast_img

Weak unstable conditions are affecting the island

first_img Share Share Tweet The Weather Outlook for Dominica and the Lesser Antilles issued by the Dominica Meteorological Association indicates that weak unstable conditions are affecting the island.The advisory issued on Wednesday 22 July 2015 states that weak instability associated with the passage of a tropical wave will produce cloudiness, shower and isolated thunderstorm activity across parts of the island chain during the morning period. Thereafter, improved conditions are expected.Moderate sea conditions are expected during the next 24 to 48 hours with waves peaking near 7.0 feet.Forecast for Today: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly during the morning periodForecast for Tonight: Fair to partly cloudy with a few scattered showersWind: Easterly to East south easterly @ 15 to 35 km/h.Sea Conditions: Moderate in open water.Waves: 1.5 to 2.0 meters or 5.0 to 7.0 feet.Warning/Advisory: Sunrise: 5:44 AMSunset: 6:39 PMLow Tide: 2:35 AM and 2:42 PMHigh Tide: 8:13 AM and 8:54 PM Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! 118 Views   no discussions LocalNews Weak unstable conditions are affecting the island by: Dominica Vibes News – July 22, 2015last_img read more

Staněk overcame 21 meters in Tábor, he had the longest attempt…

first_imgKoulař Tomáš Staněk was only five centimeters behind his seasonal maximum at the Tábor Grand Prix. His winning litter from the fourth series measured 21.08 meters, the 29-year-old athlete from Prague’s Dukla sent the ball beyond the 20 meter limit four more times. This year, Staněk was better only at the June races in Kladno, in the world tables he finished sixth in the performance of 21.13.last_img

After his fantastic finish, Daniel Summerhays puts retirement on hold — for a week, anyway

first_img ‘Best round ever’ not quite enough for Daniel Summerhays, who loses to Kyle Jones in playoff at Utah Championship golf FARMINGTON — By now, Daniel Summerhays is in Colorado, getting ready to play later this week at the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes.Wait, didn’t Summerhays just retire from competitive golf?Yes, that was the plan, anyway. However, the 36-year-old former BYU all-American spoiled his own retirement plans with an unexpected second-place finish in the Utah Championship at his home course on Sunday and he decided to play at least one more event on the Korn Ferry Tour. After all, he and his family of six were already planning to drive to Missouri in their Honda Odyssey to visit his wife’s family in Missouri, so a stop in Colorado was on the way.As Summerhays texted Monday, “A pit stop on the way to Missouri … Summer side hustle for the teacher.” Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News At the start of the week, the tournament at Oakridge was going to be Summerhays’ final tournament as a touring professional. He has already made plans to be the golf coach this fall at Davis High School, where he will also teach a few classes in marketing, entrepreneurship and physical education.He was asked many times what might happen if he happened to win the tournament at his home Oakridge Country Club course, which didn’t seem very likely considering his lack of playing the last six months or so as he recovered from foot surgery and stayed at home during the coronavirus crisis. He compared it to a Seinfeld episode where Jerry beat a kid in a race during fifth grade then never ran again because he finished on a win. “So maybe I choose not to run like Jerry,” he joked. But he acknowledged that he’d “probably play in a couple of more tournaments” this summer if he did win.Summerhays played solidly all week, going into the final round tied for 28th place, and said he would have been happy with his fourth straight round in the 60s Sunday. Instead he saved the best for last. Summerhays posted eight birdies and an eagle to finish with a 9-under-par 62, which he called his “best round ever,” both at Oakridge and in the final round of a tournament. Relatedcenter_img Daniel Summerhays salutes the attendees after finishing the Utah Championship at Oakridge Country Club in Farmington on Sunday, June 28, 2020. Summerhays came in third place. Daniel Summerhays reflects on ‘amazing’ career as he rides off into the sunset at this week’s Utah Championship When he finished his 18 holes Sunday, he was in the lead, but 14 groups of golfers were still playing and the chances were that someone would pass him. Instead the weather turned cool and windy with a bit of rain and by the time the final twosome of Kyle Jones and Paul Haley II holed out on No. 18, they were the only ones tied with Summerhays at 20-under par 264.After waiting around for three hours, Summerhays couldn’t quite get it going again and had to be content with a tie for second place behind Jones after making bogey on the first playoff hole.Right after his 18-hole round, Summerhays had said he might play in Colorado, regardless of his eventual finish, but said it would be a team decision with his wife, Emily.“A pit stop on the way to Missouri … Summer side hustle for the teacher.” — Text from Daniel Summerhays“I don’t know if that’s necessarily what I want any more,” he said. “I do like going out and competing and performing under the gun like that.” After the playoff, Summerhays had already made up his mind to keep on going, saying, “yeah, I’ll go play. Jack (his 12-year-old son) can miss a couple of junior golf tournaments for Dad.”So what happens if he continues to play well and earns his way back on to the PGA Tour, where he was a regular for eight years?Although that’s a possibility, Summerhays seems pretty content to continue with his plans to stay at home with his family and become a teacher.“I keep painting that picture (of competitive golf) and it continues to go the other way for me,” he said. Summerhays joked that perhaps he can play in a tournament during school fall break this year or make golf his schoolteacher summer job. But he seems set on leaving the life of a touring professional golfer behind. “Maybe part of my problem is I love so many other things besides golf,” he said. “Out there on the course my thoughts went to the kids — my kids and kids in the high school and that gets me excited. We’ll see what the next step will look like.”last_img read more